Most of you have probably heard about the heating pad and the benefits they provide. You also probably know that they can provide relief for a wide range of pains and accelerate the healing process of many muscular problems, joint problems or other injuries. However, what you probably donâ€™t know is that these heating pads can be divided in three categories: chemical heating pads, electrical heating pads and microwavable heating pads.
Chemical heating pads produce heat thanks to a chemical reaction that takes place inside the pad between several different substances. The producers of these products claim that the chemicals used to create the heating pads are not dangerous for the one who uses the heating pad or for the environment.
The electric heating pad is probably the most popular one that you can find in the market these days. They are made of elastic materials and they start producing heat the moment they are plugged in a socket. If youâ€™re using an electric heating pad you have the possibility of reducing or increasing the temperature which is great because every user has its own temperature level of tolerance.
The microwavable heating pad, as you realize from its name is designed for being heated in the microwave oven. It is made of a resisting material filled with barley or rice. These pads can be easily made at home by creating a bag out of a strong material which could be cotton and fill it with the supplement everyone chooses. Usually a microwavable heating pad needs to stay inside the microwave oven for 4 minutes a high temperature. However checking it from time to time could prevent overheating.
Each type of heating pad has some directions that every user should follow in order to stay safe and to get the best possible results. Each of the above mentioned heating pads has its pros and cons but which makes them suitable from some users and not so good for others. It all depends on the person who uses the device.